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Debian Forked: All for Devuan and Devuan for All?

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It is hard to see the direction Devuan will take, given that the project is still in its early days. The new community could create a shallow derivative, or it could fork the entire Debian archive. Another option is to try replacing Debian entirely and become a new gateway between upstream projects and users of all packages, which would require a lot more manpower and infrastructure.

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Debian 8.0 "Jessie" Installer RC1 Released

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The first release candidate for the Debian Jessie Installer in leading up to the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release.

While some Debian developers were hoping to release Debian 8.0 before February, it doesn't look like that will pan out given that the first release candidate of the installer surfaced today.

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Also: Debian 8.0 "Jessie" RC1 Is Here, Test Away

Debian 7.8 "Wheezy" Live CD Now Available for Download

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The Debian 7.8 "Wheezy" Live CD has been released by the developers and it arrives just a couple of weeks after the installable version was made available.

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Robolinux 7.8.1 GNOME Wants to Run Windows Apps in Emulated Environment

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Debian

Robolinux is an easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Debian that features various flavors. A GNOME desktop has been added and the devs have put forth a number of new applications. It's still the same OS that wants to replace Windows by emulating its conditions, so nothing much has changed there.

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Proxmox Releases Mail Security Platform Based on Debian Linux

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Debian

Debian Linux doesn't usually make many headlines about commercial software products. But the open source operating system is part of the latest anti-spam and anti-virus platform from Proxmox Server Solutions, which was released this week.

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HandyLinux 1.8 Is an Exciting Debian and Xfce-Based Distro, Ditches Windows Feel

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Debian

HandyLinux, a Linux distribution based on Debian and Xfce that comes with a special kind of launcher and desktop interface, has been upgraded to version 1.8.0. The developers have made a large number of improvements and that is quite obvious from the big changelog, although many of them are not very complex.

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SteamOS Arrives with New NVIDIA and AMD Drivers and Better 32-bit App Performance

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Gaming

Valve has just released a new update for the stable branch of SteamOS and they've updated a ton of important packages, including the proprietary drivers and the Linux kernel.

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Tails 1.2.3 is out

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Linux
Security
Debian

On January 3rd, the SSL certificate of our website hosting provider, boum.org, expired. This means that if you still are running Tails 1.2.1 or older, you will not get any update notification. Please help spreading the word!

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Elive 2.5.2 beta released

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Debian

The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.5.2

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Updated Debian 7: 7.8 released

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The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth update of its stable distribution Debian 7 (codename "wheezy"). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

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Libreboot X200 laptop now FSF-certified to respect your freedom

This is the second Libreboot laptop from Gluglug (a project of Minifree, Ltd.) to achieve RYF certification, the first being the Libreboot X60 in December 2013. The Libreboot X200 offers many improvements over the Libreboot X60, including a faster CPU, faster graphics, 64-bit GNU/Linux support (on all models), support for more RAM, higher screen resolution, and more. The Libreboot X200 can be purchased from Gluglug at http://shop.gluglug.org.uk/product/libreboot-x200/. Read more

Ubuntu 15.04 Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.18.4, Devs Are Tracking the 3.19 Branch

A new Linux kernel has been made available for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and the developers are also tracking the current 3.19 branch of the kernel, which will eventually be adopted after it reaches a stable state. Read more

Ubuntu Users See Private, Hybrid Cloud Expansion

Canonical, the company behind the open source cross-platform operating system Ubuntu, released its annual cloud and server survey this week that seeks to cast more light on the makeup of cloud infrastructure, how it is managed, and what is driving cloud adoption. Canonical said it surveyed 3,100 customers, most of whom are Ubuntu server and cloud users, about the makeup of their cloud infrastructure and how it is being used. Read more